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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

jmccue Re:Disaster Recovery! (382 comments)

backup is already in place, as always the problem is getting it restored -- ie: 9-track tapes

about a week ago

NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode

jmccue UTF-8 (165 comments)

I am a bit concerned about the statement on "libuncursed", which does not see to be in many distros. To me it seems the change is being made to cater to non UN*X systems and hoping to move away from curses. So given the way I read the articles, I would prefer UTF-8 and try to use 'standard' libs. This way data is easily moved between different system types and the change will still supported older under-powered hardware.

about two weeks ago

Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released

jmccue still good for me (63 comments)

Big thanks to the developers. I find it very useful no matter how powerful the system (including very modern systems). Though nice, KDE and GNOME are too complex for me.

about three weeks ago

Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

jmccue Re:I blame Microsoft (148 comments)

Yes, I remember those flame wars, but to me at the time it was UNIX against the world.

But having worked for years on minis with files names consisting of 8 characters [A-Z] and 1 level 'directories', I kind of miss being forced to use short file names like DOS had. Multi-level directories are cool though.

One pet peeve of mine is people creating file names like: "this is a book of my whole life and everything i know.doc'" drives me crazy :)

about a month ago

The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

jmccue Re:I love Model Ms. I still have two of them. (304 comments)

Interesting, years ago I had an old keyboard made by Wang (724) which I thought/think is the best. I decided to use it on a PIII and with in 1 month the motherboard went. I suspected it may have been the keyboard but could not prove it. So I think what you said about the 'M' power could very well happen.

about 4 months ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

jmccue Thanks comcast (533 comments)

DSL or cable depends upon your needs and where you live. I dumped comcast for DSL 18 months ago for DSL because the price of DSL is 15% of what I paid comcast. I have noticed no difference based upon my needs. Per speakeasy my download speed is 6.39Mbps (upload 0.8). So I guess I am ahead of the game, glad comcast/AT&T and all agree with my decision. So no need to go back to comcast since they reaffirmed my decision. (note: comcast is only cable provider in my area)

about 5 months ago

Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

jmccue many sites still dumb (107 comments)

I decided why not change the passwords, been a while anyway, 2 of the 3 sites I care about still do not allow what they call 'special characters' (!@# - etc). In this day an age I would think those restrictions would lifted. One day I will try UTF-8 or UNICODE characters and watch the fireworks at the sites. I do not do on-line banking and I have no incentive to start after seeing some finance sites will only accept US English letters and numbers for PWs.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

jmccue FX-100 (635 comments)

my only printer is a FX-100 and I use NetBSD on an AMD-K6 333 mhz as a backup system

about 5 months ago

2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

jmccue Re:Good! (619 comments)

True enough and I agree, but the original purpose of the tax is to maintain roads. Eventually as electric cars become more popular, some kind of tax should be applied to electric autos so they will not get a free ride. Also one other potential concern, in the summer in the US, electric usage peaks due to A/C were there are rolling brown outs and blackouts. Once there are many tens of thousands of these on the grid recharging in a small area, how will that be handled? Would me as an electric customer be charged more to subsidize these autos ? Thus a double subsidy (gas tax/electric use).

about 7 months ago

Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

jmccue What I would do if MS (829 comments)

Sometime in Jan or Feb 2014, MS should send a patch to XP with a nag popup. The popup will state "XP End of Life April 8, 2014. Please upgrade or you will loose internet connectivity". The number of times this popup appears increases the closer you get to Apr 8. Come April 8, all ports on XP are closed permanently. This illustrates why Open Source OSs are preferable to closed OSs. With Linux/*BSD... one can, if desired and have the knowledge, patch it themselves if they need to run a very old release of a system.

about a year ago

Slackware Linux 14.1 Released

jmccue Re:Never used (136 comments)

I think the hardest part of the install is disk partitioning, if you opt for a full install you will have a fully functional working system. All you need to do is run useradd after the install and your are ready. Anyway I understand what you mean by 'useto', for me I am very much use to Slack and haven't tried a different distro in a very long time :)

about a year ago

Washington Post Hacked, a Day After New York Times

jmccue Re:More information (98 comments)

Dies that mean the Syrian Electronic Army is at the Crazy Eddie Point ?

about a year and a half ago

Open Sauce Foundation Created

jmccue guerr tabzr yvprapr (95 comments)

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about 2 years ago

GCC 4.8.0 Release Marks Completion of C++ Migration

jmccue Re:chicken or egg? (269 comments)

blacksmith ? You had a blacksmith. Back in my day we would have to take over a village, group people in sets of 8. Hands at the side was 0, hands raised was 1. Bit complement was always fun to watch

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

jmccue Queue the Vikings (867 comments)




Slack Slack

lovely slack wonderful slack........


Still using Slackware as my main OS

more than 2 years ago

How Many Seconds Would It Take To Crack Your Password?

jmccue Post-it (454 comments)

Well I entered in "Go to my office and look at the post-it on my terminal" and it said that will take "4.97 hundred billion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion centuries"

more than 2 years ago


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